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3 Reasons Why People, Not Robots, Are Key To Data Science
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In the future imagined by science fiction, artificial intelligence will reign supreme and take over pretty much everything humans can do. Frankly this sci-fi vision isn’t helpful when it comes to applying technology because it distracts us from thinking about what people do well and what advanced techniques such as

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Bringing Artificial Intelligence To The Rail Industry
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Within the rail industry, anything which helps keep trains moving, avoiding operational delays and improves customer experience, is worth pursuing. Many OEMs are now investing significant resources into one of the most valuable and potentially rewarding currencies in business: Big Data. In rail, and specifically when it comes to rolling

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Narrative-Science-Quill
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Narrative Science has been a regular feature on Dataconomy over the past year, from Chief Scientist Kris Hammond’s post about the impact of artificial intelligence on banking, to the launch of their Quill Connect application for processing unstructured text data from social media. I think for AI in general, the goal is not to

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&Quot;I Strongly Prefer Looking Forward. There’s So Much To Build!&Quot;: An Interview With Ai Researcher Trent Mcconaghy
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Trent McConaghy has been doing AI and ML research since the mid 90s. He co-founded ascribe GmbH, which enables copyright protection via internet-scale ML and the blockchain. Before that, he co-founded Solido where he applied ML to circuit design; the majority of big semis now use Solido. Before that, he

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Irobot &Amp; Astronomers In A Tiff Over Robotic Lawn Mowers. No, Really.
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iRobot is a US based advanced tech outfit that develops proprietary technology incorporating advanced concepts in “navigation, mobility, manipulation and artificial intelligence to build robots,” that serve three tiers : Home, Security and Remote presence. Now, taking the Home segment further, the company is believed to be working on an

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Facebook Diving Deeper Into Ai With Text &Amp; Video Recognition
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The second day at F8, Facebook’s annual developer conference, saw quite a few updates from the social networking giant. Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer, Mike Schroepfer, addressed their “long-term technology investments” in Connectivity Lab, Facebook AI Research and Oculus. Speaking about Facebook’s AI endeavour, Schroepfer said demonstrated how they have progressed

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Y Combinator'S Sam Altman Jumps On Ai Regulation Bandwagon
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Sam Altman, the President of the seed-stage accelerator Y Combinator, has a thing or two to say about the development of the superhuman machine intelligence (SMI). In a blog post, this week, he wrote : “The US government, and all other governments, should regulate the development of SMI.  In an ideal

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3 Reasons Why Banks Can'T Afford To Ignore Ai
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The promise of Big Data and our ability to use it was a lofty one. Unfortunately, many Big Data efforts have turned out to be extremely costly, both in terms of the investment and the human capital required to draw insight out of it. While companies use many approaches to

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Mario Gets Self-Aware With Application Of Artificial Intelligence
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Researchers of the Cognitive Modelling Group at Germany’s University of Tubingen have developed the Mario AI Project wherein a self aware Mario who makes decisions based on what it learns through spoken instructions or concepts and by exploring his environment. Mario here has also been programmed with internal emotive states

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Why Ai Isn'T Going To Kill You Or Steal Your Job
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We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Kris Hammond, the Chief Scientist for Narrative Science. Narrative Science focuses around automating text generated from data, turning raw data into insightful accounts. Hammond has spent over 20 years working in and developing the AI labs at the University of Chicago and

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